|Preparing food is a social occasion|
By Katie O'Neill
There is most certainly a difference between grabbing a bite of something on the run, or sitting down at table to eat a meal the "right" way, and the Spanish are experts on making meals so much more than just sustenance.
Andalucía, like other areas of Spain, has a unique cuisine and "culture of food". The nutritional value of the food, the freshness of ingredients, the presentation (simple as it may be), the ambience, and especially the social aspect of the meal are all factors to take into account.
Good habits begin early, so children are quickly habituated into eating well and appreciating it. It does take a little time to shop for and prepare quality meals, but in the end it doesn't have to take so much longer than going to buy something prepared, which is usually loaded with preservatives, much more expensive, and no where near as tasty as a good homemade dish.
So you ask, what are some good Andalusian family-style dishes that anyone can prepare? The following recipes will get you started...
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Andalucian cuisine is generally simple and tasty. In this section you'll find recipes that bring the flavours of this region to your kitchen no matter where you are in the world.